Living in Marietta
Marietta Real Estate
Strand Theatre, Marietta Square
Marietta's location only 20 miles northwest of Atlanta has had a considerable impact on its success. A favorite among those looking to buy a home that is close enough for easy commutes to Atlanta for employment or entertainment opportunities, but far enough away to provide a true sense of serenity and community, Marietta is gaining a well-earned reputation as one of Georgia's best places to call home.
But those who buy a home in Marietta have many more reasons to be happy with their city beyond its location near Atlanta. The nearly 60,000 residents of Marietta enjoy a wide variety of attractions that include excellent dining, shopping, and recreational opportunities. You and your family will find something for every craving when you buy a home in Marietta as the city offers over 100 restaurants with menus that range from national fast-food chains, traditional southern fare, ethnic cuisine and fine dining. Marietta's shopping options are just as accommodating to your needs as it is to your palette. Within Marietta, you can shop at numerous modern shopping centers that feature large retail stores to smaller "mom and pop" stores that offer unique items and services.
Marietta and its residents have worked to preserve and place an emphasis on providing plenty of ways to enjoy the beautiful natural landscape, too. The eighteen public parks in Marietta are extremely popular for picnics, pickup games at the many basketball and tennis courts, softball, baseball, soccer fields and kids love the great playgrounds. Golf enthusiasts who buy a home in Marietta love that their new home is located close to many fantastic championship courses that will keep them challenged and enticed to perfect their swing.
As the seat of Cobb County, Marietta is a vibrant community where an emphasis on its culture and community is abundantly apparent when you visit the city's towns square. As the heart of Marietta, the town square is host to the weekly farmer's market and the many parades and festivals where the community spirit is renewed. In addition, Theatre in the Square offers performances throughout the year and great holiday shows. Recent renovations to The Strand Theatre mean that Marietta residents can enjoy classic movies and other events in this historic local landmark. The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum is another popular town square attraction that is home to a large collection of memorabilia from the book and film of the same name.
Marietta is certainly a city that embraces its history while planning for the future successes of its residents. Students living in Marietta receive a quality education from the Marietta City Schools while all other areas within Cobb County are under jurisdiction for Cobb County School District. Students attending one of the twelve schools in the Marietta City School system are part of one of the few school systems in Georgia that is an authorized International Baccalaureate district for grades Kindergarten through their senior high school year. Higher education opportunities for Marietta residents include Kennesaw State University (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University) and Life University, both located within the city, or Chattahoochee Technical College located in nearby Fair Oaks.
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Updated: 14th December, 2018 5:32 PM.